This wonderful collection of images of Clonmel and district were captured by the lens of Clonmel photographer, Michael Murphy, a member of the Clonmel and District Historical and Archaeological Society.
Michael notes that ‘if you wish to be remembered, leave a legacy, such as a photograph of your town or place. The first photos which I took were of my native Clonmel in the early 1970s. Since then many familiar buildings, shop fronts, streets, etc. have been greatly changed and some are gone. It has been said that a picture is work a thousand words. Your photos can help preserve the unique features of your town and area. This could be your legacy that reaches far into the future’.
Michael donated a collection of his images to Tipperary Studies and they are reproduced here by kind permission. In all there are 583 images with 219 from the 1970s, 29 from the 1980s, 145 from the 1990s, 54 from the early 2000s and 126 with no dates.
Sincere thanks to Pat Bracken and Donal Lillis for their continued hard work on digitising and making our resources available online.
Thanks also to Michael Murphy for kindly donating the images and giving us permission to reproduce them online.